Sexual assault reported at Notre Dame

first_imgA third party reported a sexual assault to the University’s deputy Title IX coordinator, according to an email NDSP sent to Notre Dame students Thursday morning.The alleged sexual assault occurred Saturday in a men’s residence hall on the east side of campus, according to the email. The email also said that the victim is familiar with the alleged assailant.Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault are available online from NDSP and from the Title IX office.Tags: NDSP, rape, Title IXlast_img read more

New Roach

first_imgA new cockroach species from Turkey has been recorded for the first time in Georgia, according to University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences entomologist Dan Suiter.Suiter, a UGA Cooperative Extension specialist on the UGA campus in Griffin, Georgia, was alerted to the new cockroach by Howard Carter of Countryside Pest Control. Carter collected the cockroach in a trap while inspecting a site in Spalding County, Georgia, for pests.“About a year ago, Howard brought me a sticky card with a bunch of different cockroaches on it and wanted to know what this one was,” said Suiter, who specializes in home and structural pests. “I wasn’t sure, and neither was Orkin’s national technical director, who was on hand when Howard brought the sample in.”The experts thought that the cockroach was the native woods cockroach, the ones that typically are attracted to lights, Suiter said. “It looked like those, but then it didn’t,” he said. “We finally determined that it was the Turkestan cockroach, Blatta lateralis.”The male of this species is gold-colored and about an inch and a quarter in length. The female is wingless and cherry-colored with two white streaks where the wings would otherwise be.In 2017, Suiter sent a specimen of the cockroach to the UGA Museum of Natural History where Richard Hoebeke, an associate curator for arthropods at the museum, confirmed and documented the species.“The significance of finding this cockroach in Georgia is that it’s known to primarily be in the Southwestern United States,” Suiter said. “It’s invasive and it’s been found in the U.S., but it’s never been documented in Georgia until now.”The Turkestan cockroach may be new to Georgians, but across the Southwest U.S., it is well established. “People in the Southwest view this species of cockroach the way Southerners view the Palmetto bug,” he said. “They hate it.”This year, Suiter equipped Carter with 10 cockroach traps to determine whether the Turkestan cockroach was still in the area.Carter and his 11-year-old grandson, Bryce Sammons, set the traps and waited.“I think he’s a future entomologist. He really enjoyed setting the traps, and he’s been taking bugs he finds to Dan for a few years,” Carter said.Two days after placing the traps, Carter returned to Suiter with 50 Turkestan cockroaches. Suiter sent 20 specimens to the UGA museum, where they will be cataloged and entered into the museum’s collection.“By now they are probably in other locations and they just haven’t been reported,” he said. “And, to an untrained eye, they just look like any other cockroach.”So, what’s the difference between the Turkestan cockroach and other cockroaches Georgians are accustomed to seeing scurry across the kitchen floor? Not much, Suiter said.“They have a similar biology as an American or smokybrown cockroach. American cockroaches, Periplaneta americana, are from Africa and the smokybrown cockroach, Periplaneta fuliginosa, is from Japan,” he said. “None of these cockroach pests are native to the U.S., including the German cockroach, Blattella germanica (the one found in kitchens), which is from Southeast Asia.”Having been in the pest control business since 1986, Carter says the key to controlling pests is to have a watchful eye and keep your home or office clutter-free.“You should really pay attention to what you see in your home,” he said. “Don’t create problems. If you have clutter, you are going to have problems with insects and rodents; it’s a given.”When it comes to controlling cockroaches, no matter what their country of origin, Suiter refers people to UGA Extension Bulletin 1412, “Management of Pest Insects in and Around the Home.” This publication can be found at extension.uga.edu/publications. For a more extensive pest control manual, Suiter recommends UGA Extension Special Bulletin 48, the home and garden edition of the Georgia Pest Management Handbook.Visit the UGA Structural Pest Management program website for more information.last_img read more

Roundball is back for the fall campaign on grass

first_imgThe fall season is a brief one, with league playoffs in all leagues set for the beginning of October. Now that summer for most has ended, roundball is back.Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off the second half of the 2014 season this week at Lakeside Pitch.Most younger division players take to the pitch Saturday while the City Soccer Adult League started earlier this week.last_img

DONEGAL SOLDIER GETS MARCHING ORDERS AFTER HE FORGOT TO PAY FOR TEA

first_imgDD EXCLUSIVE: An army corporal who has just retired after 22 years service has been told he cannot have an official retirement presentation unless he pays for tea he had while on duty.Furious Fearghal MacLochlainn from Lifford was due to receive an official crystal presentation for his service which included four tours of duty overseasHowever an official letter sent to Mr MacLochlainn, 40, has told him that he will not be allowed to take part in his retirement function because he owes €28 or “mess subs.” Mr MacLochlainn told Donegaldaily.com he is furious that he is being threatened in such a manner.“It is not the matter of €28. I would gladly pay that. It is the manner in which they have sent me an official letter and threatened me to pay up. It’s like I’m being blackmailed.“If someone had have called me and mentioned it to me then I would have had no problem paying the money,” he said.The married father-of-two, who has served in the Lebanon and Kosovo, said this is the first time he has been asked for the money. “The €24 charge comes every six months and covers tea and coffee when you are in the mess. I have never ben asked for it and I didn’t even known about it.“For al I knew I could have been down the country or somewhere else on duty on the day it was supposed to be paid,” he fumed.The €28 charge for Fearghal includes the term from January to June, 2011 and another month after that.Ferghal, who family have a proud tradition of serving the Irish army, has served in all three army bases in Co Donegal at Finner Camp, Rockhill and Lifford barracks.He only retired last October. The letter, which was signed by the President of the NCO’s (Non Commissioned Officer) Mess at Finner Camp, Sgt Liam Owens reads “As per NCO Rules Part 1 Paragraph 25, only fully paid-up members of the NCO’s Mess at Finner Camp will be entitled to a Retirement Presentation.”The Lifford man, who now works as a teaching assistant, said he will not attend the retirement function as a matter of protest at how he has been treated.“It would just sicken me to go along after how I have been treated. This is what I get after 22 years service to the Irish Army.“I have decided what I am going to do. I am going to put this letter I got from the Irish army and put it in a frame and let my children see what their daddy got after 22 years service,” he fumed. A spokesman for the Army Press Office has told Donegaldaily.com they are examining the complaint.DONEGAL SOLDIER GETS MARCHING ORDERS AFTER HE FORGOT TO PAY FOR TEA was last modified: February 4th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ArmyFearghal MacLochlainnFinner CampLiffordlast_img read more

SD County Supervisors authorize 25 million for Affordable Housing Projects

first_img August 7, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Updated: 8:30 PM SD County Supervisors authorize $25 million for Affordable Housing Projects Carlos Amezcua, Lauren Phinney, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego is facing an affordable housing crisis, and one of its symptoms is an expanding population of homeless, including families and seniors.On Tuesday, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday authorized county staff to enter into negotiations and award up to $25 million for the development of 503 units of affordable housing across seven properties.Lauren Phinney and Carlos Amezcua interviewed Ron Roberts from the San Diego Board of Supervisors about Tuesday’s vote on affordable housing funds.The Innovative Housing Trust Fund will subsidize developments intended for the homeless, including veterans and those with special needs; low- income seniors; people with a mental illness or history of substance abuse; domestic violence survivors; and people with developmental disabilities.“This is good news for so many families in San Diego,” Supervisor Ron Roberts said. “(The developments) are going to be extremely important in providing affordable housing.”Properties will be located in the cities of Poway, San Marcos, Vista and San Diego, specifically the San Ysidro, Otay Mesa and Southcrest areas. Construction is expected to be completed in December 2021.The county released a notice of funding availability for the program last December.Tuesday morning, District 4 County Supervisor Ron Roberts was on Good Morning San Diego explaining his view on the issue before the votes were cast. See what he had to say below: Carlos Amezcua, Lauren Phinney Posted: August 7, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more